Rail operators have long-sought to improve the quality of Wi-Fi, but faced significant cost and technical challenges in doing so.
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Half of all pay-as-you-go journeys across London are regularly made using a contactless card or mobile device. Now the 17,000 passengers that use the Heathrow Express each day will have the same option for a quick and easy payment method.
The study of regular train users was launched in anticipation of the new hydrogen trains coming to the UK in the early 2020s.
The consultation feedback in the southeast will be used when considering how to implement PAYG more widely across other urban or commuter areas.
UK Rail Minister, Andrew Jones, has announced project funding of £1.75 million that looks into solar panels that directly power trains and a system that uses hydrogen and oxygen to produce steam to power engines.
The next 30 years will see new services and initiatives being implemented across the West Midlands region to ensure the rail network is of high quality, and the benefits HS2 offers are taken full advantage of.
The government remains committed to the completion of the project, in a way that is fair to UK taxpayers, and enables London to bear the additional costs.
The UK’s rail network supports people getting to work, enables businesses to access the talent they need to grow, and moves goods across the country.
Working in partnership with Northern and TransPennine Express, the Smart on Rail project is a crucial first step in the delivery of an integrated smart travel system for the whole of the North of England.
Andrew chaired the Northern Electrification Taskforce, providing the Secretary of State for Transport with advice on the electrification of railways.
Jo Johnson, UK Transport Minister, has quit his position over Brexit and calls for a new vote.
Following the pilot of the UK’s first tram train, it is hoped that other areas across the country will realise its potential as an alternative option for urban mobility.
New platforms have been constructed, existing platforms extended and signalling systems upgraded; transforming Liverpool’s rail station.
“The lesson I have drawn from my time as Secretary of State is this is an industry that’s got to be much smarter at communicating with passengers,” says Chris to Global Railway Review.
The automated claims systems, available via smartphones and smartcard registration, will make compensation claims easier for customers.